Jan 11, 2010

Oystercatchers #147

48" x 30"

Margaret Atwood on art:
"Unlike the discipline of economics, and indeed unlike money -- a lately-come tool we invented to facilitate trading at a distance -- art is very old. The anthropologists and neurologists are now telling us how old -- it's as old as humanity. It isn't a frill. Art isn't only what we do, it's who we are." (January 2010)

Oystercatchers #145

48" x 30"

"Truly I say to you, there are only two sets of tools with which the rich soil of life can be worked: the religious and the artistic. Everything else is illusion that crumbles before the onslaught of time. If you die having prayed to no god, any god, one expressed above an altar or one painted with a brush, then you risk wasting the soul you were given." -- Yann Martel, Canadian author

Jan 9, 2010

Before & After

The little 8" x 8" painting that launched me on this unplanned trajectory,
December 2007

Working on "Oystercatchers #145,146 & 147", each 48" x 30",
January 2010